Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Nursing in Minnesota

Find Schools Near

Nursing Schools in Minnesota

In 2018-2019, 12,128 students earned their Nursing degrees in MN.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 288 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Minnesota

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,783
Master’s Degree 4,431
Associate’s Degree 2,251
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 563
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 563
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 563
Post-Master’s Certificate 100
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 100

Gender Distribution

In Minnesota, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in MN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Minnesota is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.6%
  • Black or African American: 16.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.2%
  • White: 62.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 12.0%
Nursing Majors in MN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Minnesota

In this state, there are 84,620 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MN

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Minnesota

Nursing grads earn an average of $113,440 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 49 colleges in Minnesota that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis
4,832 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
50,360 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.90%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. In their early career, Walden University grads earn an average salary of $38,800.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis
2,004 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
37,171 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $7,290. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $43,000 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 6.80% which is lower than average.

840 Degrees in Major Awarded
13% Graduation Rate
4,124 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.18 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

419 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
4,043 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.80%.

348 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,734 Total Students

83% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,479. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid.

300 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,792 Total Students

It takes the average student 5.39 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 89% of students receive it. In their early career, Winona State grads earn an average salary of $38,400.

287 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,859 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $19,131. The student loan default rate is 3.40% which is lower than average.

256 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
14,374 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.50%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 89% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

250 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
7,861 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 25%. The average student takes 5.27 years to complete their degree at Metropolitan State University. This public school has an average net price of $15,549.

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
5,111 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $15,624. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.60%. Most students complete their degree in 5.28 years.

Nursing Careers in MN

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title MN Job Growth MN Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 28% $115,550
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $100,090
Nursing Instructors and Professors 18% $0
Nurse Anesthetists 16% $184,330
Nurse Midwives 15% $108,480
Registered Nurses 11% $77,940

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in MN
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,989
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,546
Mental & Social Health Services 1,990
Allied Health Services 1,234
Public Health 1,025
Allied Health Professions 872
Dental Support Services 656
Rehabilitation Professions 574

View all majors related to Nursing

View Nationwide Nursing Report

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.